Blackhawks Prospect Updates – Rockford

Yesterday we looked at how some of the Blackhawks’ top prospects that aren’t in Rockford (yet) are performing to start their new seasons. On Friday night (Oct. 25), three of those prospects will be on the Big Ten Network as Boston College (Kevin Hayes, Chris Calnan) travel to Minnesota (Justin Holl). BTN is going to be home to some great games, many of which will feature some of the Hawks’ top prospects. Click here for their complete television schedule for the 2013-14 season.

Now, let’s look at how the top prospects are performing in Rockford.

Click here for the Rockford IceHogs website. At 4-2-0, the IceHogs are currently on top of the Midwest Division.

Here are the team’s leaders in scoring entering Tuesday:

Adam Clendening
6 games, 2 goals, 6 assists, 8 points

Jeremy Morin
6 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points

Drew LeBlanc
6 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points

Alex Broadhurst
6 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points

Morin leads the AHL with 29 shots on goal entering Tuesday. LeBlanc and Alex Broadhurst are tied for fourth in the AHL in rookie scoring with their five points. Mark McNeill and Phillip Danault are right behind with four points each.

Kent Simpson
3 games, 2-1-0, .932 save pct, 2.77 goals against average


6 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospect Updates – Rockford

  • October 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I have been preaching it for months…..I completely believe that J-Mo should be on the team….was mortified when they chose Joakim Nordstrom over B.P or J-Mo. Don’t get me wrong,…I get the concept. They were looking for a Michael Frolik replacement for the P.K. Well, that didn’t work. Not even a little bit. I found that interesting since I believed that J-Mo or Benny could have handled that opportunity…..with an upside.. BOTH can fill the net. As you have seen in the three weeks…..that has been an issue. Now, with the Olympics , a full schedule and hopefully a deep playoff run, this could mean 115-120 games. That’s a very long season. SO, they will have to dip in the IceHogs pool quite a bit this year to get players rested and ready for that deep run. Lucky for the Hawks, they have a deep pool to draw from.

  • October 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Hogs had a big win over Grand Rapids last weekend. The Red Wings had 3 experienced NHL pros, Nyquist, Emmerton and Helm, all playing for the Griffins that night. The Hogs are showing that they have several legit NHLers in the near future. Where is Kyle Beach and does anybody care?

    I was really happy to see Svedburg sign with the Hawks. Here is another potentially big find for SB.

  • October 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Mike, Kyle Beach was loaned to Sweden with HV71 I think.

  • October 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Nick’s correct… and that happened before the NHL season started.

  • October 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Beach was noticeably better this camp after spending the summer in Europe training on the bigger ice surface…I think Kyle feels that his only shot now at the NHL is to add speed and quickness to his size…if it works, he could stick, as his overall game has improved a lot in just one year…

    When Morin gets his chance this season, I think he will stick for good…he isn’t fast, but he isn’t slow, and his power forward game with hands that finish is a GREAT fit for the Hawks right now.

  • October 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Between Rockford and prospects we truely have an emberassment of riches… Great to be a Hawks Fan right now!

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